What’s the “Tumi Difference” ?
First things first…what the heck is a Tumi?
American, Charlie Clifford, founder of Tumi luggage and former Peace Corp volunteer no doubt came across tumis everyday while in Peru. Originally they were ceremonial knives used in animal sacrifice as well as in medical surgery. Continue reading
Don’t Get Caught Like I Did
The obvious solution to overweight baggage fees seems simple, right? Just pack less stuff. But that’s hard to do when your favorite tropical blue shirt with pink flamingos is on the chopping block. Continue reading
Delsey’s Helium Collection
The Helium collection is among Delsey’s most popular collections, and for the price I can see why. Two pieces in the collection are the Helium Aero and the Helium Titanium. Let’s take a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading
All Things French – Croissants, The Eiffel Tower and Delsey Luggage?
From their early days of making leather cases for cameras and photo equipment, along with covers for typewriters and record players, the French company of Delsey Luggage has risen to become one of the most popular luggage brands in the world. In fact, it is second in the global luggage market. Continue reading
Recapture a Bit of Old World Luxury Travel
Does the term vintage luggage have you dreaming about traveling in the days when it was elegant and luxurious?
When men and women wore their Sunday best and porters met you as you boarded the train, ship or plane to escort you and your luggage aboard? Continue reading
Flaunting your American pride isn’t just for the 4th of July. Luggage makers are adding graphics making bags and suitcase virtual walking art displays of Americana.
Travel with Old World Style Luggage
Bric’s has been a world leader in quality luggage for over 60 years, and today remains a top luxury luggage company. Founded in Florence, Italy Mario Briccola started this family business with a small group of workers hand making their products. Continue reading
Travel in Style with a Tumi Tote Bag
Need more room than a purse but want something more stylish than a backpack? Consider a tote from Tumi’s Voyager Collection. Tumi is a fine name in the luxury luggage market known for innovation, functionality and sleek design. Continue reading
Safety Tips for Women Solo Travelers
Solo travel for women isn’t anything new these days. Just by looking at the number of blogs and articles devoted to the subject, women solo travelers and adventurists span the globe. Continue reading
In For the Money… I’ll give you my best pick for a piece of luggage or accessory in a category I’ve reviewed recently.
For the Money… Soft Side Carry On
If you’re looking for a practical, well built soft side carry on in the low to moderate price range, consider this one from Samsonite.
Samsonite DK3 21” Soft Side Spinner
When I’m choosing a carry on bag I’m looking for a few must haves, and I found all of them in this soft side by Samsonite. I’m always looking to stuff in just a few extra things, and this expandable bag with a strong zipper lets me do this. I love to organize my things and this bag has plenty of interior and exterior pockets. I also like the zesty orange color, but it also comes in blue and charcoal. It’s very reasonably priced in the low to moderate range, so its worth considering. Click here for a more detailed review, or purchase it now at Amazon.
For the Money… Leather Tote
Tumi Alpha 2 Organizer Travel Leather Tote
If you’re in the market for a backpack-style tote, I’d suggest this one from Tumi. Tumi is a maker of fine luggage, and that craftsmanship is evident here as well. Its made from full grain leather, big enough to carry a tablet or a lap top, full of organizational pockets but not bulky looking.. Click here for a more detailed review or purchase it now on Amazon.
For the Money…Wheeled Duffel Bag
Travel Pro Platinum Magna 30” Rolling Duffel
This bag has everything I want in a modern duffel bag. It’s made from rugged and durable ballistic nylon so I feel comfortable I won’t have rips and tears. Its dual grab handles make it easy to get out of the car trunk or airport luggage carousel. I especially like bags with exterior pockets and this Travel Pro has two, as well as two interior mesh pockets.
The split design lets me keep bulky items like shoes away from my clothes. The zipper is sturdy and although I prefer spinner wheels, I can live with the inline skate wheel. The tipping point for me is the worry free lifetime warranty and the competitive price. Click here to read the full review.
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Treat Yourself to Some Leather
It would be hard not to be a fan of the Cenzo Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekend Travel Bag with its handsome rich reddish brown color and luxuriously soft texture. Continue reading
A Sweet, Sweet Spa Experience
This is about as close to “Having your Cake and Eating it Too” as you can get…chocolate spa treatments. Continue reading
If you ever get a chance to go to this beautiful, vibrant and historic city…GO. One of my favorite things to do there is visit the old historic coffeehouse, places where Freud, Trotsky and Mozart spent time. Read my article “A Little Freud with my Coffee, Please” to get some ideas on which coffeehouses to visit
Located only a short two hour flight from Houston or Miami, this tiny caye (island) lies about 20 miles north of the mainland and is a hot spot for tourists, especially scuba divers and snorkelers. Continue reading
Leather Backpacks-Perfect Gift for the New Grad
What to give that new graduate in your life? Most likely they need a car or have their student debts paid off, but if that falls out of your your budget, consider leather. Continue reading